LAX To Allow Passengers To Fly With Cannabis

Passengers flying out of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can breathe a little easier when it comes to taking their personal stash of cannabis with them.

In a policy update posted to their website, LAX has announced that they will be allowing passengers to fly with 28.5 grams of cannabis flower and eight grams of concentrate.

“Passengers should be aware that marijuana laws vary state by state,” they write. “And they are encouraged to check the laws of the states in which they plan to travel.”

The policy notes that while marijuana is federally illegal, LAX will be working with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) under Prop 64 guidelines to allow people to fly with cannabis.

But while LAX is allowing people to fly with marijuana, passengers still have to pass through federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints before boarding. When an agent discovers cannabis, they are required to refer the situation to local law enforcement who will determine the appropriate action.

If the law enforcement is LAPD, then the passenger won’t be arrested.

The amounts that LAX is allowing people to travel with are the same as the those permitted for personal use under Prop 64.